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Mouldings


 

Bringing together the natural aesthetic of Australian native timber
with modern and classic frame profiles.

 

 

 

 

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Mouldings


 

Bringing together the natural aesthetic of Australian native timber
with modern and classic frame profiles.

 

 

 

 

 

ABOUT US

ARTIS PURA Mouldings bring together the natural aesthetic of Australian native timber with modern and classic frame profiles. With locally sourced timbers, from certified Australian timber merchants, we support the sustainable management of the Australian Forestry Industry.
 
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Products


 

Our products come in 5 different timber species which are native to Australia.

Products


 

Our products come in 5 different timber species which are native to Australia.

PRODUCT SPECIES

 

 Species: Silver Ash

Species: Silver Ash

Silver Ash 

(Flindersia schottiana)

Usually native to the Cape York Peninsular and North East Queensland this species can be found from sea level to about 1000m as far south as north east New South Wales. Originally used for cooperage, cricket stumps and billiard cues, it produces a very pale high quality cabinet timber which takes a high polish.

What we’ve found:

Due to this timber being very easy to work with and generally of a consistent colour, it is a fantastic choice for fine art framing.

 Species: Black Bean

Species: Black Bean

BLACK BEAN

(Castanospermum australe)

Usually native to Cape York Peninsular and North East Queensland this species can be found from sea level to about 800m as far south as north eastern New South Wales. This tree is used extensively as a street tree and it produces a strong and durable timber which is very suitable for carving.

What we’ve found:

This is one of the most popular species with a consistent tone that naturally ages to a dark chocolate brown. It can vary on hardness which can make it a little difficult to underpin. Having a good strap clamp on hand is always a great idea when working with native hardwoords.

 Species: Silky Oak

Species: Silky Oak

SILKY OAK

(Musgravea stenostachya)

Usually native to North East Queensland and widespread throughout the area from sea level to 1200m. This tree produces one of the most decorative and most useful timbers in northern Queensland. It can be used as a beautiful cabinet wood due to its lovely grain and is also a useful and moderately durable wood which has been used extensively in the construction of many homes.

What we’ve found:

Being the quintessential Australian timber of choice in framing for many years, it can range from pink to yellow tones and can be provided both standard sawn or quarter sawn on the face, as to your requirements. With the natural rougher grain, there might be a little extra finishing required.

 Species: Queensland Maple

Species: Queensland Maple

QUEENSLAND MAPLE

(Flindersia brayleyana)

This species is endemic to Queensland only really occurring between the Windsor Tableland and Mt Spec near Townsville and attempts at growing this species in plantations are generally not very successful. While the timber is good quality and very decorative it is in very limited supply. It was used extensively in the war effort along with cigar boxes, window frames and cooperage.

What we’ve found:

This species is rather light in colour and can be quite patterned with striking variations in both colour and grain. None of which takes away from its beautiful natural lustre. It is very easy to work with, being both soft and relatively lightweight.

 Species: Blackwood

Species: Blackwood

Blackwood

(Acacia melanoxylon)

This species is endemic to most of Australia in uplands and mountain rain forests between 750-1250m although rarely grows large enough to produce millable logs. The stem bark material has been active against certain tumors and the timber produced is a dark and highly figured, decorative cabinet timber.

What we’ve found:

Blackwood is a favourite with framers due to it being easy to work with and has a lovely mid-brown caramel tone which polishes quite well. The tones can be complimented by reddish streaks or bands of darker colours, indicating the growth rings of the trees.

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Stockists

 
ARTIS PURA Mouldings supplies exclusively to Australian picture framers. If you are a designer, artist or collector please contact your local framer to see if they stock our range.
 
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Profiles


 

We have a diverse range of frame profiles to suit your needs. 

Profiles


 

We have a diverse range of frame profiles to suit your needs. 

Float Profiles

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Float 36
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Float 50
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Float 62
 

Standard profiles

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AP8020
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AP5020
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AP3020
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AP2020
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AP2055
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AP1240
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AP3040
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AP2030
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AP1525
 

 

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Ready to place an order? Simply use the following forms below to let us know what you require.
 
 
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Contact US


Contact US


LOCATION

314 Ipswich Road
(Cnr of St Kilda Place)
Annerley
Brisbane 4103

CONTACT

(07) 3891 1066
erin@artispura.com.au

HOURS

Monday to Friday
9am – 6pm

Saturday
9am – 2pm

After hours by appointment.
Parking at the rear and on
St Kilda Place.